• City of Victoria: GO FOSSIL FREE!
    The clean energy revolution is waiting to sweep across Canada. However climate change is accelerating and we are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently. The Tar Sands is one of largest industrial projects on the planet and experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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    Created by DivestUvic FromFossilFuels Picture
  • Divest the City of Santa Cruz from Fossil Fuels
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Teetle Clawson
  • Divest City of Oakland From Fossil Fuels
    Investment Capital has the power to combat climate change. Divesting municipal, State, University, and Endowment funds from the top 200 Fossil Fuel companies in the world will have a great impact on shifting resources toward clean energy and away from polluting Fossil Fuels. This is important to help preserve almost every living system on the planet.
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    Created by Mehul Thakker
  • Sebastopol, Divest from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by scott mathieson
  • Divest Kansas City from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to lead, and they can do so be passing a resoluation recommending that we divest from a rogue industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate disruption. The fossil fuel industry has chosen to ignore the signs of a warming planet in favor of profit above all cost. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events occur around the world. In 2012 Hurricane Sandy decimated the east coast and extreme drought and heat hit the Midwest, devastating crops. Kansas City Meteorologist Gary Lezak said, "Kansas City residents may also have to adapt to a climate that's more likely to be warmer, with bigger swings between wet and dry periods." We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. The fossil fuel bubble is bound to burst, and Kansas City must invest in the future. We're thrilled to hear news that the city plans to add solar panels to 80 of its buildings! So what's the next step? It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Stephen Flanery
  • Divest Escambia County, Florida from Fossil Fuels
    Corporate fear and thoughtless greed is destroying the future for our children. We must change to renewable and sustainable energy sources like solar and wind and stop strip mining, building pipelines that will break, exploiting off-shore oil knowing that accidents are inevitable -- partly because so much regulation and oversight is being done by the companies that are polluting in the first place. The fox guarding the hen house. We need to wake up and regain control of what is in our food and water and how things run.
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    Created by steve marvin
  • Divest Salmon Idaho from Fossil Fuel
    The planet is at risk; we have to fix it now, before it is too late, if it is not already too late.
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    Created by Calvin Leman
  • Divest New Jersey from fossil fuels!
    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and with climate data indicating that such extreme weather events will be increasingly likely as our climate warms, it's more urgent than ever to reassess our dependency on fossil fuels. It's time to put the health and sanity of our world culture before the wealth of any individual nation, state, organization or CEO. Divesting New Jersey from fossil fuels will help send a message that we will not allow the future of our planet to be decided by an industry that does not care about the harm it inflicts.
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    Created by Alexa Rose
  • Divest Medford from fossil fuels!
    Communities all over the world are seeing the negative effects of climate change, and Medford is by no means immune. We know that this change in the climate is brought about by the burning of fossil fuels, and we do not believe it is right for our civic institutions to profit from the destruction of the planet. We strongly believe that the city of Medford can lead other communities towards a brighter, healthier, and more sustainable future by divesting from fossil fuels.
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    Created by Justin McGlashan Picture
  • Divest Palo Alto From Fossil Fuels
    We need to eliminate our support for the use of fossil fuels in order to reduce the coming climate catastrophe due to global warming. For example, Palo Alto is close to sea level and a rise in sea levels will lead to massive flooding. We have made a good start by going carbon neutral in our electricity supply. Let's take the next step by defunding fossil fuels.
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    Created by Stephen Rosenblum
  • Divest Montgomery County from Fossil Fuels!
    The nations of the world (including ours) have pledged to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - because any warming beyond 2 degrees will recklessly endanger human civilization. Regrettably, they are struggling to develop a meaningful plan by which to make good on this pledge. Meanwhile, the world's fossil fuel companies already have assets in hand (i.e., coal, oil and gas currently in the ground, awaiting extraction) that -- if extracted and burned -- will make it impossible to limit the warming to 2 degrees. In fact, their assets in hand are 5 TIMES MORE than can be safely used if we are to limit the warming to 2 degrees. The Board of Investment Trustees for the Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans recently stated that, as of December 31, 2014, over $65 million in the pension funds it oversees are invested in 65 of the top 200 fossil fuel companies. The current fossil fuel portfolio of the MCERS includes over $10 million invested in such oil and gas companies as BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips, and millions more in companies engaged in mountain-top mining of coal such as ArcellorMittal and Arch Coal. Montgomery County can do better. Studies show that divestment will not adversely affect the pension fund yields. Moreover, because people are likely to wake up at some point and put the brakes on fossil fuel use, most of today's vast known fossil fuel reserves will remain in the ground, causing a significant drop in company valuation. Thus, divestment not only makes moral sense, but financial sense as well. Our aim is to have Montgomery County sell off its multi-million dollar fossil fuel investments. Why? Because divestment works. For example, in the 1980s divestment was a major factor forcing South Africa to abandon apartheid, a previously immovable object. Similarly, the fossil fuel industry has overwhelming influence in Congress, preventing our representatives from passing crucial laws to limit climate change. The industry wears the guise of respectability, despite the fact that their business plan seeks profit from the destruction of our environment. Through our divestment campaign, we are announcing to the world that we do not wish to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. We can strip it of that illusion of respectability. Our goal is to make that industry a pariah. Our Members of Congress will become sensitized and will find it more embarrassing to be associated with fossil fuel companies. With that, the influence of these companies will decline, and our chances for essential legislation will strengthen. At the same time, fossil fuel companies may finally decide to develop renewable energy sources. Even as extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, floods, droughts and fires threaten to overwhelm local budgets, federal action to solve this crisis is all but stalled. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: Divestment is the only moral choice for institutions that care about the planet and its residents. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. Let's do this in Montgomery County! Please: (1) sign the petition; (2) encourage other adults in your household to sign; (3) broadly share the petition with other MC residents via Facebook, list serves, etc.; and, most importantly, (4) target at least five of your like-minded friends via a personal contact to sign the petition and ask them to do the same with their friends.
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  • Divest Cincinnati, OH from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. All 88 counties in Ohio qualified for drought relief from the USDA due to the summer drought of 2012, a year that set a new record as the hottest year in the US since temperature recordings began. A total of 1369 counties in 31 states sought drought relief, and our planet will continue to warm from climate change driven by global warming. Wisconsin scientists have published scientific reports showing that the temperature in Wisconsin will increase 4-7 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050. Ohio won't be much different. Fossil fuel companies are planning to ship tar sands oil, the dirtiest most toxic fossil fuel on the planet, across the Great Lakes, only to sell it to China, NOT in the US. A tar sands oil spill in the Great Lakes could have the same or worse economically devastating impact on the Great Lakes and the State of Ohio, as the BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention destroying entire ecosystems and the economies dependent on them. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Jeff Cobb